A question: we’ve touched briefly on how Fitness Adventure Travel caters to individual needs, but how do our programmes differ from the homebound gym class? To address a specific question: how are we different from bootcamps?
Bootcamps are often militaristic group fitness classes that have spiked in popularity over the past ten years. Bootcamps involve a mix of strength training, weights, cardio, and even martial arts. The key to the class is interval training, to alter moves and push from to station at high-intensity as one might in a military environment: deep burn, little rest, maximum gain. You often do variations of pull-ups, push-ups, crunches, and sprints. You do them quickly. As a result, you lose weight. It’s a natural formula.
In addition to weight loss, bootcamps advertise an increase in confidence, and are great at pushing clients to the maximum of their abilities, while teaching the initiate to work in a team environment with a strong military-based discipline. It should come as no surprise, then, that bootcamp classes were designed to suit mass drills—and it is this fact that is the greatest difference to our cause. Fitness Adventure Travel holidays cater to not only the group but to the individual. While we work to help you reach your fitness goals, we also believe that stressors and the cultures of certain group environments lack the distinctive attention some need in learning to live a healthier life.
While one loses weight and gains confidence through consistent attendance, bootcamp classes lack our company’s opportunities. At Fitness Adventure Travel, we work with you to develop individual itineraries, to consult with you to achieve your own inimitable goals—whatever the pace. And Fitness Adventure Travel ventures are not restricted to mere fitness: with us, you can explore the world with local guides, consult with dieticians, learn meditation, and improve not only the body but tend to your emotional and mental wellbeing. Fitness Adventure Travel believes in taking someone out of their stressful environments and allowing them to experience a different world than the every day, attending to one’s physical, mental, and emotional healths.
At the end of the day, health is not measured solely by physical fitness. While bootcamps offer great results through great consistency, our holidays are not classes but unique fitness-based experiences that consist of meditation, physical exercise, and travel—all three key to living a long and happy life, according to the New York Academy of Sciences. Through our holidays, we hope to encourage you to challenge yourself and your self-perceptions, and ultimately, to enrich your life. Our packages provide both the physical benefits of a bootcamp with the mental growth of travel and exploration, which we hope will stay with you long after your return home.